Federal Agency Disaster Event Organizational Psychological Response Plan

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Federal Agency Disaster Event Organizational Psychological Response Plan Objective The objective of this study is to examine a federal agency disaster event organizational response plan that fails to include a response team for dealing with psychological challenges due to significant loss of life. This study will create specific instructions and guidance to the responders on how they need to address the psychological challenges of dealing with this issue. Introduction Any time that the federal agency that responds to disaster events handles such situations there is likely to be a significant loss of life due to the disaster event. This makes a requirement that responders know how to deal with the psychological issues and challenges that are present. It is reported that mental and behavioral health, "in the context of disasters and emergencies, include a wide range of interrelated factors psychological (emotional, cognitive, behavioral), psychological and social that influence people's ability to cope with and recover from extreme situations." (Disaster Mental Health Subcommittee of the National Biodefense Science Board, 2010, p.4) Stated as examples of such issues are those of "fear and anxiety resulting from safety concerns, the death of loved ones, separation from family members and uncertainty as to their fate, and loss of homes and possessions; noncompliance with government directives resulting from loss of confidence in authorities; breakdown in community social

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